“Our way out of this… is gainful employment but the precursor to gainful employment is vaccination. The help that Jehovah has sent in this pandemic is vaccination,” he told listeners on the March 2, 2020, episode of the ‘Honestly Speaking’ show.
Touching on the need for citizens to get vaccinated as a matter of priority, Skelton-Cline pointed out that while some are awaiting divine intervention regarding the pandemic, the answer is already in the VI.
“Those of you who are still waiting for God to send a helicopter, the plane, the boat, the canoe… Whatever it is you think God is sending, I want you to understand something; the vaccination is it, you got to get the vaccination,” he said.
Meanwhile, the man of the cloth called for a race demographic breakdown of the vaccination numbers thus far, while accusing black Virgin Islanders of being 'crazy' for believing pseudo-theories about the vaccine.
He also called for citizens to stop peddling falsehoods, including that taking COVID-19 vaccination is the ‘mark of the beast,’ “this is the help that God has sent out of this pandemic,” Skelton-Cline remarked.
“So I want to say to the Government, I want to say to all the Members of the Opposition… encourage your people, be seen to be receiving the vaccine, use whatever podium or pulpit or platform you have to encourage the people of this Virgin Islands to get vaccinated.”
As of March 2, 2021, 4,450 persons in the Virgin Islands received the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, according to the latest update from Government.
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